Our wide selection of elliptical means we have something specifically designed to suit your needs. Our knowledgeable sales staff can guide you in choosing an elliptical that’s right for you, whether it is a residential unit you are looking for or a commercial one. They can help customize an elliptical so that it provides you with all of the features you want such as power incline, different resistance levels, a speaker system, orthopedic foot pads, heart rate control and so much more!

Fantastic machine. I paid for assembly which I recommend. If you are trying to get fit, your first machine should be a treadmill and this should be your second machine. Why? The motion is unique, a more vertical oval than horizontal one, and this gets you fitter, faster. For the upper body, those looping handles mean you can place your hand grip in all kinds of positions and work different muscles of your back and legs/glute. The possible variants crush most ellipticals out there. The motion is smooth and the footprint is small for a machine of this kind. Between a treadmill and this I would take this, as I can always jog outside, but I can’t get a stair climber meets elliptical on my own.
Treadmills as power sources originated in antiquity.[5] These ancient machines came in three major designs.[6] The first was to have a horizontal bar jutting out of a vertical shaft. It rotated around a vertical axis, driven by an ox or other animal walking in a circle pushing the bar. Even humans were used to power them. The second design was a vertical wheel, a treadwheel, that was powered through climbing in place instead of walking in circles. This is similar to what we know today as the hamster wheel. The third design also required climbing but used a sloped, moving platform instead.
LifeSpan Fitness offers a full-range of treadmills for every fitness level, including compact treadmills, folding treadmills, non-folding treadmills and commercial treadmills. For nearly two decades, LifeSpan has been an industry leader in home fitness equipment, and the reviews agree. Consumer Guide, Treadmill Doctor, About.com and Runner’s World have all ranked our products high in their reviews of treadmills year-after-year. Our signature Homes Series line of top treadmills for the home continues that tradition as well as our commercial treadmills.
The Treadmill Factory has helped millions of Canadians achieve their health and fitness goals for over 25 years. Originally starting off as a small business with one fitness store, we have grown into an industry leading company in the field of fitness with 5 physical store locations as well as an online store which allows us to serve customers all across Canada. From day one we have offered our customers only the best when it comes to exercise, gym and fitness equipment.
We carry award winning brands such as Octane Fitness, Horizon Fitness, NordicTrack and True Fitness which allow us to offer reliable, safe, durable and top of the line ellipticals that are known to be the best in the fitness industry. Not only do they provide the perfect movement for you, the options are endless. Whether you want an elliptical machine that simulates walking, running, or even stadium climbing, we have a unit that is right for you! Many of the elliptical we carry also offer versatility by providing upper, lower and total body workouts in addition to exceptional comfort.
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Elliptical riders use an arrangement of links known to the kinematics community as four-bar linkage. The pedals are attached to the floating link referred to as the coupler. The first published work on the subject of elliptical path generation is given in 1988 by researchers at Purdue University in which the path of a point on the floating link is shown to approximately follow an elliptical shape.[3] In 1995, Precor introduced the Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer (EFX),[4] the first piece of exercise equipment to allow the foot to roll from heel to toe just like in running. Its patented mechanism weds a rear flywheel with a forward foot pedal, creating a smooth, elliptical movement. This is key to foot comfort and reduces numbing of the foot experienced on other stationary cardio equipment.

The moving footpads have an “Orthopedic Soft Step Cushioned Anti-Fatigue Material”. It’s very soft; I love the comfort it offers. It also has a stationary side step (one on each side), in case you want to rest in the standing position. I personally think this is an unneccessary feature as you can stand still on the moving footpads. The only thing is, if you stand still on the moving footpads, you run the risk of falling if you’re disoriented and can’t maintain a stationary position. I don’t have this problem so it’s not an issue for me.


Treadmill companies literally make fun of fitness. To help make exercise exciting, they deck out their fitness machines with music speakers and web browsers, virtual reality workout programs, and other ooh-la-la extras. But remember to respect "boring" features like horsepower and belt thickness too... or risk owning a treadmill with lots of frustration along with the flash! Here we help you set serious standards with a comparison guide to essential home treadmill parts and features for 2018.
"Selectorized" dumbbells are adjustable dumbbells whose number of plates (i.e. weight) can be easily changed when resting in the dumbbell stand. This is achieved by adjusting the number of plates that follow the handle when lifted, e.g. by turning a dial or moving a selector pin — rather than manually adding or removing plates. This makes it very easy to change the weight of the dumbbell between exercises, and the stand typically doubles as storage for the additional weights not being used for a particular exercise.
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The E98 provides an extremely smooth feel, even with increased resistance for when you want a more challenging workout. Fluid natural motion is ensured by four wheels gliding along dual rails and functions in both forward and reverse. Multi-grip position handlebars enable users to find the most comfortable and ergonomic positions to grasp the handles, while oversized foot pedals situated at a 2° inward angle and cushioned foot beds comfortably sustain your body's natural position and reduce impact on the joints and muscles. The E98’s power incline feature offers additional resistance and variable positions, allowing you to individually target major lower body muscle groups while the articulating handles provide upper body exercise for a total body workout. Use the included wireless chest strap or built-in hand pulse grips to monitor your heart rate during your workout.
If you're on a budget or have limited space, a manual treadmill may be your best choice. As the name suggests, manual treadmills are powered by the running action of the user. There's no motor to drive up the purchase cost or wear down with use, so these machines are an affordable, low-maintenance option. They're also smaller, lighter and store easier than the motorized variety. When it comes to exercise intensity, manual treadmills shine because they require you to work extra hard to make the machine operate.

Let's face it - a caliper is a caliper - this is a good brand name and the caliper works great. What makes this caliper probably better than others on the market is the service you received from The Treadmill Factory. There was a problem with shipping charges with my order and this company took care of them immediately without delaying the shipment.
The forerunner of the dumbbell, halteres, were used in ancient Greece as lifting weights[1][2] and also as weights in the ancient Greek version of the long jump.[3] A kind of dumbbell was also used in India for more than a millennium, shaped like a club – so it was named Indian club. Despite their common English name implying an Indian origin, the so-called Indian clubs were in fact created in the Near East. Properly referred to as meels, they are first recorded as being used by wrestlers in ancient Persia, Egypt and the Middle East.[citation needed] The practice has continued to the present day, notably in the Varzesh-e Bastan tradition practiced in the zurkaneh of Iran. From Persia, the Mughals brought the meels to South Asia where are still used by pehlwan (wrestlers). British colonists first came across Persian meels in India, and erroneously referred to them as "Indian clubs" despite their Middle Eastern origin. The design of the "Nal", as the equipment was referred to, can be seen as a halfway point between a barbell and a dumbbell. It was generally used in pairs, in workouts by wrestlers, bodybuilders, sports players, and others wishing to increase strength and muscle size.

We've all heard (and probably made) these excuses when it comes to working out: "I don't have time," or "it's raining outside," or "I don't really feel like making the trip to the gym." Well, there's an easy and effective way to take all these excuses out of the equation: Bring the gym to you. Equip your home with a treadmill and you'll enjoy more active living while saving money on those pricey gym memberships.
It is an entry level commercial quality machine, at a reasonable price. It’s a sturdy machine, built well (very solid). It’s fairly quiet to; I think my heavy breathing during a workout is louder than the sound of the moving parts of this machine. It has a reasonably sized cup holder to hold your beverage and an “Over Molded Reading Rack/Tablet Holder”. It’s a perk but when you’re working out, why would you want to be reading? I guess it can be used to hold your tablet so you can play music as you’re working out, but for anybody who uses it to hold reading material....put down your reading material(s) and focus on your workout! Just my two cents.
In 2010, a study of 9 males and 9 females were chosen to exercise at the same RPE on the treadmill or elliptical and found that energy expenditure and oxygen consumption were the same in the two forms of exercise equipment.[6] Thomas Altena, a professor of nutritional and exercise physiology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, measured oxygen retention, lactic acid build-up, heart rate, and perceived rate of exertion to compare treadmills and elliptical trainers,[7] finding that the "physiological responses associated with elliptical exercise were nearly identical to treadmill exercise".[7] However, it is important that the resistance set on the elliptical machine is at a relatively high setting, depending on the user.[8]
The Treadmill Factory has helped millions of Canadians achieve their health and fitness goals for over 25 years. Originally starting off as a small business with one fitness store, we have grown into an industry leading company in the field of fitness with 5 physical store locations as well as an online store which allows us to serve customers all across Canada. From day one we have offered our customers only the best when it comes to exercise, gym and fitness equipment.
For more intense workouts, look to our Home Series residential treadmills. These home use folding treadmills are loaded with intelligent features that set them apart from the competition. Our Intelli-Guard™, Intelli-Step™ and Intelli-Key™ are based on years of research and development to make treadmill workouts safer, easier and more user-friendly. The Home Series has variable treadmill speeds and inclines to increase calories burned on a treadmill. Our built-in deck suspension system reduces impact stress to your joints with compression shocks that provide support and cushioning with each step.

Find your ideal fitness with the cross-training powerhouse. LifeSpan's flagship cross trainer machine, the E3i’s cardiovascular and muscle-isolating prowess deliver you to the precise health you desire. Burn fat, boost heart health, and build impressive muscular tone in the exact areas you choose, all while respecting your knees and joints. Exclusive CoreBalance™ technology and heavy-duty hardware come standard, ensuring the highest-quality in-home fitness experiences available.
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Incline can be manual or electronic. Manual incline is rare in 2018, even on very cheap treadmills. It requires bending down to adjust the deck while you're off the treadmill. Electronic incline (or power incline) is much more convenient… and it makes fun of exercise too! Power incline lets you make slope adjustments just by pressing up/down buttons, sort of like adjusting power windows in a car. Power incline can also be controlled by computerized workout programs... Forget about fiddling with the controls; let the machine be your coach.
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